We realize that copyright law often provides a cornerstone to our clients' intellectual property portfolios. We also realize that the Internet and other new technologies are constantly increasing the speed and ease with which our clients' protected works can be illegally adapted, reproduced, and distributed. It only takes the click of a mouse to circulate a thousand-page book around the world. Our attorneys stay up to date on the rapidly changing digital media landscape and changes being made to U.S. and foreign copyright laws in reaction to technological advances. We are well prepared to assist clients in protecting their "new media" creations. We are also well-versed in protecting their more traditional creative works and understand the rules and limitations in using existing copyrighted materials.
Securing Copyright Registrations
We regularly advise and guide our clients on the advantages of copyright registration, and assist with preparing specimen samples and filing registration applications. We have secured copyrights for materials ranging from a simple brochure to software program source code. We have also secured copyright registrations for literary, musical, dramatic, multimedia, graphic, and Web-based works. Once a copyright registration is obtained, we work with our clients to monitor their rights and to protect them against infringement.